LHL8B: ROYAL HERITAGE cruise | 3 days 2 nights Halong bay on boat

Day 01 : Hanoi – Halong bay (L, D)

07h45 - 8h30: Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel or private address and then transfer to Halong city. On the haft way, you have a short break around 20 minutes at Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries, clothing etc, made by Hai Duong inhabitants and children war victims. After that, we go straight to Halong city.

12h30: Arrive Halong Bay, Welcome aboard with drinks. Checking in and setting sail through the mysterious bay whilst an exquisite lunch is served in a relaxing ambiance. Our cruise sails amongst natural rock formations of picturesque beauty; boasting views of the UNESCO World Heritage unique seascape of Halong Bay, offering an opportunity to admire a collection of sculpted islets with amazing shapes resembling: Fighting Cock islet, Human heads islet, Swans islet, Toads, Finger islet and Rocky Dog islet

14h30: Visiting Ba Hang (three caves area) floating village by local rowing boat - one of 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions in Halong Bay, located in the region of well-known three caves, next to Thien Cung (heaven) grotto, Dau Go grotto ... only with about 50 families spending their whole lives here. Excursion to floating village: Taking a rowing boat by a local woman and visiting the floating villages of fishing folk that will provide you with a unique cultural insight of warm and friendly people of the sea who have lived their whole lives aboard tiny bamboo boat.

16h00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming, kayaking to visit Luon cave, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high dangerous stone walls. Exploring by kayak: After a lesson with our expert on how to paddle safely, you will kayak a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from green water, every turn will bring you new surprise. Secret passages leading to hidden lagoons and magical sea caves with a unique ecosystem, getting close to sea creatures and coral reef.

17h00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits. At this time, our guide also takes this chance to share more about local people’s living and customs.
 
17h30: Join Cooking demonstration.You will be guided by our chef step by step how to make a Vietnamese traditional cuisine. This is a very great chance for you to know about their daily life in Northern of Vietnam and understand more Vietnamese ingredients and its substitution that we use for our cooking class on the boat.

19h30: Dinner is served in the restaurant. A perfect moment for talking with friends and having a discussion on the next day’s exploration.
 
21h00: Relaxing at your cabin or trying squid fishing with the Royal crew, watching a movie, having a drink at the bar, internet access or playing exciting games. Overnight on board. 
 
Day 02:  Kayaking Tour in Bai Tu Long bay (B,L,D)
7h30: Breakfast, coffee and tea served
 
8h30: Transfer by tender to smaller boat to visit the pearl village - directly witnessed the pearl breeding, admire the pearl products – will be speccial souvenirs for your friends. Then, explore Day and Night cave. Guided kayaking, swimming, a pristine natural cave lapped by the turquoise water.
 
12h00: Lunch is served on the small boat while cruising another part of Halong bay.
 
14h00: Rowing small bamboo boat to vistit Van Gia floating village where you have chance to see the real daily life of fishermen.

15h30: Visit Soisim island- an soil island 400 m away from Ti Top Island with many ancient trees – suitable for Short trek to the top, and from there, you will have an overview of Halong bay, Baitulong bay and Halong city.
 
16h30: Return to Royal Heritage cruise, take time to refresh and relax
 
17h00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits
 
17h30: Join Cooking demonstration. Another chance to enjoy our Vietnamese traditional cuisines under our chef’s guide and you can do yourselves, which will be small surprise for your relatives and friends when you come back.
 
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
 
21h00: Retire to your cabin or join the fishing excursion, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, internet access or play exciting games. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi (B, L)


7h30: Light Breakfast, coffee and tea served, while sailing to Sung Sot cave

8h30: Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) - one of the largest and the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay, regarded as an Opera theatre on Ha Long Bay with 3 main chambers covering an area of over 10,000 sq.m.

9h30: Back to Royal boat, relax before checking out
09h45 – 11h15: Buffet Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Ha Long City.
12h00: Disembark at the harbor, Halong city. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
 
16h30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.
 
 Price:
Our prices are quoted in $USD based per person per cabin for accommodation and full board for 2 days/1 night and valid till 31 May 2012

Cabin Number of Cabin 2 people sharing  (Double / Twin) Single Supplement
Superior room 05 US$ 229 / Person US$ 50/ Night
Deluxe room 02 US$ 249 / Person US$ 60/ Night

Included:
         Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
         All meal on board (01 set menu lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast, 01 buffet lunch)
         Complimentary morning tea and coffee
         Welcome drink
         Cooking demonstration
         Entrance and sightseeing fees
         Kayaking
         Local rowing boat
         Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
         English speaking guide
         Shuttle bus (round trip)
         Fruits and local wine party
         On board insurance
Excluded:
         Beverages
         Personal expenses
         VAT tax
         Tips and other personal expenses
         All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
Trip note:
         Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure
         Children from 5 to 10 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parents.
         Children under 5 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents.
         Surcharge 20% on above rates for check-in on Lunar new year, Christmas’s Eve, New year’s Eve.
Necessary things to bring: Original passport (valid passport is required when check-in), Sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, swimsuits, cash
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